A Craigslist ticket scam targeted the wrong fan.
A 32-year-old teacher and her boyfriend -- a Boston College cop -- volunteered to go undercover and help police after she paid $1,400 for a package of fake NBA Finals tickets. The teacher, a Celtics season-ticket holder who spoke with the Boston Herald on condition of anonymity, determined the tickets were fake when she compared them with a set a real tickets she planned to exchange for seats closer to the court.
"That was two weeks worth of pay down the drain," the teacher told the Herald. "On a side-by-side comparison, you could tell they were fake."
She said the writing appeared blurry on the fake tickets and the colors were not the same.
He pleaded not guilty. Bail was set at $3,000.
Lopez was arrested Sunday after an undercover operation. Police had the woman contact the seller again.
The Herald reported that the woman's boyfriend posed as a fan in need of tickets and offered to meet for the transaction at a P.F. Chang's restaurant. The suspect, who called himself "Jason," was arrested.
Prosecutors said a Stoneham, Mass., man unrelated to the women told authorities Monday he had bought four fake tickets from Lopez for $2,100.